In-form Andy Murray gets revenge on Stefanos Tsitsipas to set up potential Nick Kyrgios Stuttgart semi-final

Andy Murray recorded his best victory of 2022 and gained revenge on world No 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas after defeating the Greek 7-6 (4) 6-3 at the Stuttgart Open.

Andy Murray served well to defeat Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Andy Murray served well to defeat Stefanos Tsitsipas.

The 35-year-old Scot reached the semi-final, where he will meet either the enigmatic Australian Nick Kyrgios, with an excellent performance, not losing his serve once against the former French Open finalist and holding his nerve at key moments.

The victory will be ever sweeter for Murray given he lost a five-set epic at the US Open to Tsitsipas last year, with Murray irked by the length of time the Greek took during toilet breaks.

“It’s an amazing atmosphere, a full crowd, beautiful weather, nice conditions to play tennis,” said Murray, who had his own German fan club in the stands, after his victory. "They’ve got a few pints of beer so they are enjoying themselves,” he smiled.

Murray, who will play his last four match on Saturday, continued: "I thought I did well. He was serving unbelievably well in the first set but I played a good tie-break. I served well in the second set and his level dipped – I was able to take advantage of that.